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The President versus Congress, executive privilege and delegation of power ; War powers and covert action

Author: Fred W FriendlyBenno C SchmidtPotter StewartWNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)All authors
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Films Inc., ©1984.
Series: Constitution, that delicate balance.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In program 1, questions are raised about whether a president is bound by congressional limits he does not choose to honor and what Congress can do if he ignores them. A hypothetical case centers on presidential appointees whose views conflict with congressional intentions for their agencies. Program 2 discusses a hypothetical case involving the War Powers Act. Explores whether the Constitution has, or has ever had,  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Fred W Friendly; Benno C Schmidt; Potter Stewart; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.); Media and Society Seminars.; Films Incorporated.
OCLC Number: 15704523
Notes: Titles from container.
Credits: Producer, David Kuhn ; director, David Atwood.
Performer(s): Moderator, Benno Schmidt, Jr.
Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 2 discussion guides.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Constitution, that delicate balance.
Other Titles: President vs Congress
War powers and covert action
Executive privilege and delegation of power
Responsibility: a production of Media and Society Seminars of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in association with WNET/New York and WTTW/Chicago.

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In program 1, questions are raised about whether a president is bound by congressional limits he does not choose to honor and what Congress can do if he ignores them. A hypothetical case centers on presidential appointees whose views conflict with congressional intentions for their agencies. Program 2 discusses a hypothetical case involving the War Powers Act. Explores whether the Constitution has, or has ever had, relevance in the implementation of foreign policy. Includes commentary by series originator Fred W. Friendly and retired Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart.

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